What help can we offer you?

We operate under a Legal Aid Contract and offer housing advice to individuals who qualify for legal aid.

We offer advice to tenants about a wide range of housing matters including help and representation at court for individuals facing:

  • possession proceedings;
  • rent arrears;
  • injunctions; and
  • anti-social behaviour proceedings.

We advise on all aspects of homelessness and judicial review in a housing context.

The housing team runs a duty Solicitor advice and representation scheme at Coventry Combined Court. The help is available to tenants and owner-occupiers.

We are unable to offer assistance in relation to Homefinder enquiries and housing benefit issues.

How can you access this service?

You can be referred to us by an organisation that is already supporting you. Or visit our offices, call 0247 622 3053, or complete this online form. 

If your problem is urgent, we will try to see you before any deadlines that you must meet. For non-urgent problems, demand for our service may sometimes mean that you have to wait up to 3 weeks for an appointment.

Other sources of help and information

Shelter  - a charity that  provides housing advice and support for individuals facing issues such as homelessness.

Coventry City Council - information on applying for a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) and other benefits can be found here.

Crisis - a charity that provides support to people who are facing homelesness.

Downloadable Resources

    Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities